Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

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Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by sanfordandson » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 pm

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1G62MG
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

The latest charges were contained in a 32-count indictment against the two men that was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

Manafort and Gates are already facing criminal charges by Mueller’s office in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that include conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States and failure to register as foreign agents for political work they did for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party.

They were among the first to be charged, as part of Mueller’s ongoing investigation into whether the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Russia has denied meddling in the campaign and Trump has denied any collusion took place.

The latest charges against Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager for five months in 2016, and Gates, who was deputy campaign manager, do not mention their work for the Trump campaign, but could escalate pressure on them to make a deal with prosecutors and cooperate in the probe that has shadowed Trump’s year-old presidency.
The hits just keep coming! \:D/

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by j-c-c » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:57 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 pm
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1G62MG
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

The latest charges were contained in a 32-count indictment against the two men that was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

Manafort and Gates are already facing criminal charges by Mueller’s office in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that include conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States and failure to register as foreign agents for political work they did for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party.

They were among the first to be charged, as part of Mueller’s ongoing investigation into whether the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Russia has denied meddling in the campaign and Trump has denied any collusion took place.

The latest charges against Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager for five months in 2016, and Gates, who was deputy campaign manager, do not mention their work for the Trump campaign, but could escalate pressure on them to make a deal with prosecutors and cooperate in the probe that has shadowed Trump’s year-old presidency.
The hits just keep coming! \:D/
And the WH released again a statement, this proves there is no "collusion", right?

And the parrots here will soon again be saying, "Where's the proof"? :D

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by sanfordandson » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 pm

j-c-c wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:57 pm

And the parrots here will soon again be saying, "Where's the proof"? :D
And we will have to PERSONALLY provide the proof. Time to go dust off my "scanner".... :lol:

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm

All this happened before Trump. Also what does this have to do with the Trump/Russia collusion?

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by lefty o » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:03 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm
All this happened before Trump. Also what does this have to do with the Trump/Russia collusion?
it has nothing to do with it, it just gives our local liberal trolls something to keep screaming about.

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by SupStk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:38 pm

Jeez, I figured an idiot could see through this. Mueller is in the hot seat and under pressure to get something done. With every turn of events Hillarys campaign looks dirtier and there is still no evidence of Trumps wrong doing. Now if Muellers task farce can turn up the heat on a couple of disenfranchised aids and offer them a deal, hummm wonder what they would do? Heck a good lie could work, any resemblance of truth has been left in the dust.
Whats next Donalds aunt as a witness, saying he was a bad boy since he forgot her birthday?
Don't have the appearance of justice. Vendetta maybe.
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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by 1989TransAm » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:06 am

SupStk wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:38 pm
Jeez, I figured an idiot could see through this. Mueller is in the hot seat and under pressure to get something done. With every turn of events Hillarys campaign looks dirtier and there is still no evidence of Trumps wrong doing. Now if Muellers task farce can turn up the heat on a couple of disenfranchised aids and offer them a deal, hummm wonder what they would do? Heck a good lie could work, any resemblance of truth has been left in the dust.
Whats next Donalds aunt as a witness, saying he was a bad boy since he forgot her birthday?
Don't have the appearance of justice. Vendetta maybe.
Good post. :D

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by RevTheory » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:05 am

Agreed, and the one above it, too. Just more trolling.

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by sanfordandson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:58 am

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm
All this happened before Trump. Also what does this have to do with the Trump/Russia collusion?
Your famous copy and paste reply...LOL =D>

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by Firedome8 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:09 am

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm
All this happened before Trump. Also what does this have to do with the Trump/Russia collusion?
Nope

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Post by Firedome8 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:21 am

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by sanfordandson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:06 pm

Guilty!! \:D/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-trump-cam ... itics.html
A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he is planning to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as it continues to probe the Trump campaign, Russian election interference and Gates' longtime business associate, Paul Manafort.

Gates, 45, of Richmond, Virginia, made the plea at the federal courthouse in Washington. He admitted to charges accusing him of conspiring against the U.S. government related to fraud and unregistered foreign lobbying as well as lying to federal authorities in a recent interview.

With his cooperation, Gates gives Mueller a witness willing to provide information on Manafort about his finances and political consulting work in Ukraine, and also someone who had access at the highest levels of the Trump campaign.

Gates' plea came a day after a federal grand jury in Virginia returned a 32-count indictment against him and Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, accusing them of tax evasion and bank fraud.

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by SupStk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:51 pm

Oh boy, this comes as a real surprise... :roll:
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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by sanfordandson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:06 pm

SupStk wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Oh boy, this comes as a real surprise... :roll:
Not to MOST of us. :mrgreen:

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Re: Mueller files 32 new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Post by 1989TransAm » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:06 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:58 am
1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm
All this happened before Trump. Also what does this have to do with the Trump/Russia collusion?
Your famous copy and paste reply...LOL =D>
When I ask for some proof to back up your statements this is all you can come up with? Very, very, sad. [-X

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